I recently received an email from someone in our church family saying how impressed he was with a song he’s heard recently by the Gaither Vocal Band. He shared the title and chorus adding he wanted to share the song with me because, “It seemed to catch the spirit of Enon.” I cried tears of humble gratitude as I listened to the whole song and considered what this family member of Enon was saying.
The title of the song is “Sow Mercy.” The first verse and chorus are as follows:
I can see her
now, her weathered skin
Old straw hat and crooked grin
And she said child, let’s make this garden grow
Let’s till the soil, and pull some weeds
And here’s your bag of precious seeds
‘Cause grandma’s got a secret you should know
You always reap exactly what you sow
Words are like water, sprinkled with love
You will harvest all your heart’s been dreaming of
The Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians, “…A person reaps what he/she sows.”-Galatians 6:7. He also wrote to the Corinthians, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”-2 Corinthians 9:6.
Just like we’ve been reaping and enjoying fresh squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, and corn on the cob from gardens where these seeds have been carefully sown, it’s become evident that people are reaping at Enon from the precious seeds of mercy, grace, kindness and faith that have been carefully sown by God’s children here.
I’m so grateful to be a part of this church family! Thank you, Jesus!